Living Arrows // 7/52

13th February 2017

This year I am joining in with What the Redhead Said‘s project Living Arrows which is all about celebrating childhood.

 “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

-Kahlil Gibran

Each week I will be posting a picture of Dexter showing what we have been up to or something new he has learnt.

We had quite a tough week over here in Liverpool. Sunday night, Neil and I were struck with a stomach bug. We were up all night vomiting and the symptoms lasted until Wednesday. Monday was a complete write off, but by Tuesday I realised I had to get on with things for Dexter’s sake. Luckily, he avoided being ill, although he has been suffering immensely with his teeth. He has a fourth tooth about to cut through at the top (lateral incisor) and he has really been struggling.

This week he has learnt to grind his teeth together. I had quick Google this morning and read that it is quite normal for babies to do this because it helps them relieve some gum pain, much to my relief. The noise is not particularly pleasant but I was also worried he could be doing some damage, luckily this is not the case. I am trying to discourage it by distracting him and ensuring we have a big pot of teething essentials nearby, including, calpol, baby neurofen, teething granules and teething gel. Hopefully the tooth cuts through soon and gives him some relief. Pulling himself up from our bed using the windowsill and looking outside at the city passing by has been a great distraction for him.

Living Arrows

If you want to take part in Living Arrows, check out the linky here.

Check out previous weeks’ installments here.


  • Devon Mama

    13th February 2017 at 8:03 am

    Oh the teeth grinding! It’s such a horrid noise isn’t it?! We’ve had the same here! Glad to hear you’re all feeling better, hopefully that tooth pops through soon!

  • nicola

    13th February 2017 at 10:46 am

    That little face just says “Not doing anything, Mum!” such a cheeky chappy, he’s just so goddamn cute!x

  • Emma T

    13th February 2017 at 9:06 pm

    That’s a bit of a cheeky face. Hopefully the grinding stops – we probably find it worse, and they don’t worry about it #livingarrows

  • Vicki Coombe

    13th February 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Bless him – I hope those teeth stop causing him issues soon! #livingarrows

  • Gemma | Two Little Misters

    15th February 2017 at 6:06 am

    What a cutie! Sorry to hear you have been poorly, and hope the tooth pops through soon. Teething just seems to last forever! I remember my two grinding theirs when they got their first few, a sort of squeaky sound!! #livingarrows

  • Donna

    15th February 2017 at 9:34 pm

    I remember how awful that teeth grinding noise is – I hope the pain passes swiftly. So sorry you’ve all been poorly too – I hope you’re on the mend! x

  • Sherry

    16th February 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Oh bless him, I couldn’t handle teeth grinding noises so was grateful that J didn’t do it for long. I hope you’re all feeling better now #LivingArrows

  • Martyn Kitney

    18th February 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Argh…horrible noise! :/ how cute though! Sorry for the late comment #LivingArrows

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